Brigette Shone

Special Counsel


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Brigette specialises in dispute resolution and all areas of intellectual property. She has extensive experience in disputes involving trade marks, copyright, Fair Trading Act and passing off, domain names and border protection measures. Brigette also advises on consumer law and broader contractual issues. 

She has represented clients in hearings on a wide range of matters in the Court of Appeal, High Court, Employment Relations Authority, Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) and at mediation. Brigette is best known for her sound judgement and strategic advice.


Brigette's experience includes:

  • Appearing as counsel in a wide range of cases, including trade mark oppositions, revocations, non-use actions, and patent examination issues, as well as broader contractual matters.
  • Enforcing and protecting intellectual property rights for clients operating in both Australia and New Zealand through broad strategic advice and utilising a range of measures including border protection.
  • Providing a range of advice on matters touching on intellectual property, including consumer law issues around the Fair Trading Act.
  • Preparing and negotiating settlement agreements and co-existence arrangements for clients involved in intellectual property disputes.


LLB (Hons), BA (International Relations and Political Science), Victoria University of Wellington.


Brigette was admitted to practise in 2006.

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